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Monster Hunter XX Announced For Switch

by Donald Theriault - May 25, 2017, 6:29 pm PDT
Total comments: 8 Source: Capcom

Capcom reconfirms their commitment to Switch with their biggest gun.

One of Japan's biggest franchises is making the jump to Japan's hottest dedicated gaming device.

Capcom has announced that Monster Hunter XX will be coming to the Nintendo Switch, though no release date has been given. The game has sold over 1.5m copies on 3DS to date according to Media Create, despite launching in Japan the week after the Switch did.

The announcement webpage indicates that more information will be forthcoming at the "Monster Hunter Championships 2017" event in Japan on Saturday.

Talkback

BeautifulShyMay 25, 2017

Pretty excited for this.  It has been a while since this series has been on an home console. Last one in the west for a home console was MH3U on the Wii U in 2013. I will have to grab a Switch if this announced for the west.

StratosMay 25, 2017

I called it! I so called it! People doubted me, but I saw the signs! Super stoked.

EnnerMay 25, 2017

Yeah, okay.


I hope it looks great with the more powerful hardware. I would be a disappointment if it was some quick-and-dirty up-rez.

Ian SaneMay 26, 2017

I'm glad to see this simply because there were rumblings that Capcom was going to use Ultra Street Fighter II as a barometer for whether or not they should support the Switch.  Considering how overpriced that game is that was going to be a poison pill on par with Mass Effect 3 on the Wii U.  But this WILL sell so Capcom will be doing a better "test" of the Switch market.

Though the Switch is selling well enough that a third party being quick to abandon it doesn't make any sense.  The Wii U was on shaky ground from the start.

Mop it upMay 26, 2017

Quote from: Enner

I hope it looks great with the more powerful hardware. It would be a disappointment if it were some quick-and-dirty up-rez.

Considering that Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate on Wii U was a quick 'n dirty up-rez, I think that's what we can expect from this, especially if there is cross-play like MH3U had between Wii U and 3DS.

Quote from: Stratos

I called it! I so called it! People doubted me, but I saw the signs! Super stoked.

Who doubted it...?

StratosMay 26, 2017

Quote from: Mop

Quote from: Stratos

I called it! I so called it! People doubted me, but I saw the signs! Super stoked.

Who doubted it...?

Just some people on reddit. Every time I posted about how it was inevitable someone would pooh-pooh me and dismiss the proof that had been appearing online. That and I bet money in the pool on it happening for E3. So I've had two predictions be correct. Just wanted to revel in something nice in life, no matter how small a victory it was.

StratosMay 26, 2017

August 25th! It is releasing August 25th in Japan!


The presentation is going on right now in Japan. Gaijin Hunter is live tweeting updates.


Hopefully this means a pretty quick turnaround for the West.

nickmitchMay 27, 2017

Quote from: Ian

I'm glad to see this simply because there were rumblings that Capcom was going to use Ultra Street Fighter II as a barometer for whether or not they should support the Switch.  Considering how overpriced that game is that was going to be a poison pill on par with Mass Effect 3 on the Wii U.  But this WILL sell so Capcom will be doing a better "test" of the Switch market.

I saw some tweets about that.  But the NeoGAF post cited as the source said "how" and not "if".

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